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Hidden within Human society is an entrancing race of beings who look just like us. They are the Akataromai. Originating on Earth, they conceal themselves, blending within the Human population. Though they appear to be Human, mature Akataromai live for centuries and feed upon negative Human emotions. Angelina Quorra is an Akataromai, a Human-looking girl who might never die ...more
Paperback, Slate Edition, 183 pages
Published February 29th 2012 by Kate Policani (first published February 15th 2012)
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Meg
Kate Policani delivers an interesting twist on the “vampire”, but fails to deliver an interesting story. Told entirely from an external point of view, in passive voice, the characters and plot never resonated with me. I wanted to hear from Angelina, the actual protagonist, not just the secondary characters. The method of delivery detracted from the story itself, to the point that there almost wasn’t a story. It was like being in a conversation where the subject is sitting right next to you, and ...more
Tahlia Newland
Mar 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The Lustre is charming and delightfully different in both concept and execution. The fantasy arena is choked with tales of vampires, werewolves, fairies, demons, dragons and so on, but never before have I heard of an Akatoromai, and that’s because it’s a construct of the wonderful imagination of Kate Policani, Awesome Indie author of The Disenchanted Pet.
Akataromai originate on Earth, they look like humans and conceal themselves by blending within the Human population, but they live for centur
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Maria Tatham
Mar 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Have you read The Disenchanted Pet? If you have, then you know that reading The Lustre will give you a uniquely entertaining experience.

The Lustre is fresh, engaging, mysterious, intriguing, and romantic. It has fabulous characters, tons of atmosphere, great writing, plot surprises, humor, imagination way beyond the usual, and the ability to convince readers that its strange yet compelling story could actually unfold somewhere here on Earth.

Kate’s ‘somewhere’ is idealized and yet vividly concre
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Beaird Glover
May 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Heavenly Vampires

The Lustre is like a lighter version of True Blood, but instead of dead humans with tendencies toward the wicked, these beings are pretty gentle. One of them does murder another during the story, but aside from that, this supra-human race is much closer to God than we are. In fact, there is a strong Christian slant to the framework of the supernaturals presented here-- they feed on human pain now (which is actually a kndness), but will serve us later when we all get to heaven.

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Sharon
Mar 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
“The Lustre” by Kate Policani.


I won this book through a promotion that Kate was running. If you purchase it you will not be disappointed. The author had me hooked by page four. Her ability to show and not tell will be one
reason I will be passing this book for others to read like I normally do. Just this time I will be keeping the book. The examples in this book one can draw from is priceless.


The book is about a young woman by the name of Angelina who at a young age knows she is different. She ha
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Even though Kate Policani wasn’t born in Seattle, Washington, she’s a native at heart. She should have been born here, but some bizarre mistake started her out in the Midwest. That error was rectified, though, and she’s spent more than twenty years in the rainy, gloomy, chilly land where she belongs, loving every minute of it. The long dark days and unwelcoming weather make for the perfect environ ...more
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